How is gastritis treated?
- Taking antacids and other drugs (such as proton pump inhibitors or H-2 blockers) to lessen stomach acid
- Avoiding hot and spicy foods
- For gastritis caused by H. pylori infection, your doctor will prescribe a regimen of several antibiotics plus an acid blocking drug (used for heartburn)
- If the gastritis is caused by pernicious anemia, B12 vitamin shots
- Eliminating irritating foods from your diet, such as lactose from dairy or gluten from wheat.
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